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Mangrove restoration: to plant or not to plant?

Mangrove planting has become hugely popular. The majority of planting efforts are however failing. A more effective approach is to create the right conditions for […]


New series of mangrove restoration works on eroded coast in Java

Java – Indonesia has started with the construction of a new series of permeable structures in front of its severely eroding coastline. The structures capture […]


Mayors, take care of your wetlands!

Wetlands determine the sustainability, opportunities for growth and resilience of cities to a large extent. But their protective and provisioning services – often from far […]


Like music to my ears (with hydraulic engineers)

In July this year I found myself enjoying some lovely music at an international seminar (HATHI) attended by over 400 hydraulic engineers in Bali. To […]


New irrigation plans threaten food production Inner Niger Delta

Food production in the Inner Niger Delta in Mali will decline as a result of government plans to expand irrigation in Office du Niger, according […]


Celebrating International Mangrove Day with little mangrove defenders in Panamá

A joint presentation by the mangrove defenders of the Bay of Chame and El María was the highlight of the Educational Day in Las Lajas, […]


To plant or not to plant? Stopping malpractices in using mangroves to increase coastal resilience

The last decade tsunamis and typhoon related surges in coastal areas across the world raised enormous interest for the role that mangroves can play in […]


Dutch expert team presents coastal protection strategy for typhoon prone Tacloban

An expert team led by Royal HaskoningDHV has recently presented an integrated Coastal Protection Strategy to the Mayor of Tacloban, with the aim to provide safety and […]


Building a mangrove community in the Western Indian Ocean region

The area of mangroves that has been lost in Western Indian Ocean (WIO) countries over the last century is estimated to exceed 50% of current […]